CTC207 – Case anything but a card

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Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty.  I seem to have a million things to get done before Christmas and not enough time to do it!!  Work just gets in the way, how rude!!

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I’ve been preparing for my Christmas Class next weekend but I managed to squeeze in a card for CTC.  Our challenge this week is to Case Anything but a Card from either catalogue.  I decided to case the candle cover on page 28 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue which is part of the Joyous Noel suite.

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I love the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP, although when I went to select my cardstock, I haven’t used much of it!!  I decided to use one of the dsp as the background and the Tranquil Tide and Copper paper for the wreath.  I drew a circle lightly on the dsp (I used one of my pots of embossing paste) to give me a guide for attaching the sprigs.  Otherwise you know it’s going to be a weird shaped circle!!

I punched out lots of sprigs using the Sprig punch and started attaching them using glue dots.  I would recommend attaching in an anti-clock wise direction otherwise the sprigs don’t spring!  I cut out the Merry from the Merry Christmas Thinlits in Cherry Cobbler and painted it with Wink of Stella.  (I was going to use the Copper shimmer paint but apparently I forgot to buy it on my last order!)

I also stamped the sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All set and cut it out using a banner from the retired Large Numbers framelits.  The gorgeous bow is made using the Merry Merlot and Copper reversible ribbon.

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When it came to assembly of the wreath, you need a lot more sprigs that you think you will!!

I’m really happy with how this card turned out.  Let’s see what Peta has created for us and if Marvi has been a good boy this week!!

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CTC206 – Casing a Holiday Colour Combo

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Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty.  We are casing a colour combo from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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I’ve had a little trouble finding my mojo today!  It’s so hot in Queensland !!  Although the temperature says it’s “only” 27 degrees, it feels a lot hotter!!

I like the deck the halls card on page 10 and the colours of the Joyous Noel glimmer paper, Copper, Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide.

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As my mojo has melted out of the building, I’ve just cased this card.  I hope you’ll forgive me!!

I used the Wood Textures DSP as the background and embossed it with the Sparkle embossing folder and ran the Whisper White craft ink pad gently over the top to highlight the stars.

I then cut a banner and baubles from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set.  This is such a sparkly card!!

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Next up is the lovely Fi.

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CTC205 – Case a birthday card and give a Christmas Twist

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Well I have survived my first week back at work and sadly life is getting back to normal.  But I did put my Christmas tree up this week!!  Actually I should say trees as I have 2.  I need one for just my travelling Christmas ornaments!

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This is the main tree!

This week at CTC we are doing something a little different and casing a birthday card and giving it a Christmas Twist.

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Sometimes I forget that you can use the Catalogues to case layouts as well as copying cards.  I’ve cased a birthday card from page 77 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I decided to use the Snowfall thinlits and the Snow is Glistening stamp set which are only available this month.  The stamp set includes two stamps which were perfect for recreating the look of the cut outs on the original card.  For my centre piece, I used some retired Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for lots of sparkle.  It needed something to make it stand out, so I added a Pacific Point scallop circle behind it.

I put a piece of Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon behind the snow flake.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Alpine Adventure stamp set and punched it using the 1″ circle punch.

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The photo doesn’t do it justice as it’s quite sparkly in real life!

The Snowflake Showcase which includes the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set, the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set, the Snowfall Thinlits and the cute Snowflake trinkets is still available until 30 November so click here to pick yours up from my online store.

Don’t forget the Online Extravangza is still on!  Make sure you don’t miss out.  Check it out here.

Next up is my lovely friend, Rose.

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CTC204 – Favourite Holiday Big Shot Project

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Well, my amazing holiday is all over and I’m back Caseing the Catty with you!

I had a wonderful time in Orlando, Florida, going to the Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and of course, attending Onstage Live.

For those who don’t know, Stampin’ Up! holds demonstrator only events every six months, called Onstage.  There is a 3 day Live event held in one region and all the other regions have a 1 day local event.   This event was extra special as it was the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up!  I was also privileged to attended the Centrestage Leadership event which was held at Epcot.

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Hanging out with new friends

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The CTC Crew – Me, Kathryn, Bronwyn, Rachel and Judy

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I’ll be doing a blog post this week sharing more about my trip, so make sure you check back.

So back to CTC!  We are casing our Favourite Holiday Big Shot projects from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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I love the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle which includes the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set and the Detailed Poinsettia thinlits.  I haven’t used this set enough!

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I have cased the card on the right with a few changes.  I do love the corrugated embossing folder which I sponged (or dragged the ink pad over) in Whisper White ink.  I added a piece of Lovely Lipstick grosgrain ribbon to the right of the corrugated piece.

Another favourite big shot item is the Stitched Labels framelits, so I used the large label framelit for the sentiment.   I had already cut out the Poinsettia framelits and hadn’t used them, so I just played with the layout.

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To purchase the products that I have used to create this card, head down to the bottom of my post where you will see the little images of the products.  Just click on the image and you will be taken to my online store.

Next up is the lovely Monique.

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CTC202 – Favourite Tags

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I am so excited!!!  On Thursday, I head off to Orlando to attend the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event, celebrating 30 years of Stampin’ Up!  I can’t wait to be there with 7000 plus demonstrators (I can’t imagine what that’s going to be like!)  I’m meeting fellow CTC Crew member Bronwyn and one of my sister demos, Sandra, in LA and then we are flying together to Orlando.  We then have a few days of shopping (craft shops, here we come!!) and visiting Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

Before Onstage starts, we will be joined by fellow CTC Crew members Kathyrn, Rachel and Judy and her friend, Tina.

I’m excited to be attending Centrestage in Orlando.  This year, we are being treated to an afternoon at Epcot!  The Food and Wine Festival will be on whilst we are there, so I’m excited to try out some of the different foods available.

But before I head to Orlando, we’ve still got this week’s challenge to share with you!  We are casing our Favourite Holiday tags from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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It’s surprising how many tags are in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  I decided to case one of the tags on page 12.  I based it on the small tag on the left of the pic but I took inspiration from the card at the top right of the pic in the tin.

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I like the use of the banners on the card so I chose my favourite dsp, Joyous Noel and cut out the banners using the Bunch of Banner framelits.  As the dsp has hints of copper, I cut one banner from the copper sheet from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper.

My sentiment is from the Peaceful Noel stamp set in Tranquil Tide.

As my tag is going to be a card and therefore a bit larger than the tag, I decided to place the banners onto a piece of cardstock.  I like the Corrugated embossed piece on the top card, so I borrowed that idea to place the banners on.

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I really love the clean lines of this card!!  And you could reproduce it using any gorgeous dsp.

Next up is my lovely friend, Rose.

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Oh and it’s 4 sleeps!!!  EEEKKK!!  I’ll be back with CTC on 18 November and I’ll share a lots of pictures from Onstage!

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CTC201 – Casing the Cover

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We have had a lovely week of rain and it’s currently raining at the moment.  It’s perfect for crafting!!

This week, we are casing the front and back covers of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  Yes even the covers of the catty are inspiring!!

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I decided to case the little square card on the back cover.

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I’ve gone with a standard sized card and not a square.  I’ve kept similar to the original and used the Subtle embossing folder for the background.  I cut out a square of whisper white cardstock and used the new Corrugated embossing folder. I then gently ran the crumb cake ink pad over the top.   I created a square outline using the Suite Seasons washi tape.

I decided to create a wreath using the Sprig punch.  I made a circle frame using the circle framelits to make sure that the sprigs stayed in a circle shape, otherwise it would be a wonky wreath!!

I was going to add a bow or ribbon but I decided to use the Merry Christmas thinlits in Merry Merlot from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper.    I then randomly painted some of the sprigs with Wink of Stella.

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Next up is the lovely Peta.

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In case you were wondering, it’s 11 days until my trip to Orlando!!!  It’s coming up quickly!!

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CTC200 – Toil & Trouble

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The countdown for Orlando is going very quickly!! It’s 18 days until we go!!  I received my invitation to Centrestage yesterday, which is so exciting.  I get to go to Epcot for an afternoon/evening with all the leaders of Stampin’ Up! It includes entry into Epcot, a special gift, a copy of the Occasions Catalogue and a yummy dessert.  I can’t wait!!

But there’s still a few weeks of CTC to go before I leave!  This week we are casing the Toil & Trouble section, pages 48-55 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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I’m not into Halloween, so I don’t have any of the Halloween sets.  I have based my project on one of the boxes on the title page, which has the spider web on it.

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But I don’t have the boxes so I went with the pillow boxes.  Did you know these come in a packet of 10 for only $8.75.

So, one of the perks of being a demonstrator, is that we get to purchase products early!  There is a great bundle coming in the month of November that is featuring Snowflakes.  There are two stamp sets, Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds, Snowfall thinlits, White Velvet paper and snowflake trinkets.

So I’ve used the Snowfall thinlits and cut out the largest Snowflake in Sparkle Glimmer paper.  I then stamped one of the smaller snowflakes from Snow is Glistening stamp set in Poppy Parade and cut it out with the thinlits.  I then painted in Wink of Stella for a bit of extra bling.

I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes oval framelits.  I then cut out another snowflake in Garden Green and added on the Santa’s Workshop enamel shapes.

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I really love this bundle and I can’t wait to play with it more!

Next up is the lovely Peta.

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